Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford Director - Accounting in Palo Alto, California

Finance & Accounting

1.0 FTE, 8-Hour, Day Shifts

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is the heart and soul of Stanford Children’s Health. Nationally ranked and internationally recognized, our 311-bed hospital is devoted entirely to pediatrics and obstetrics. Our six centers of excellence provide comprehensive services and deep expertise in key obstetric and pediatric areas: brain & behavior, cancer, heart, pregnancy & newborn, pulmonary and transplant. We also provide an additional, wide range of services for babies, kids and pregnant moms.

This position is responsible for overseeing the General Accounting and Financial Reporting functions of the Organization, as well as the financial services area including A/P, intercompany accounting, and cash management.

Responsibilities include implementing and maintaining a system of internal controls that will ensure policies and procedures are in place toadequately safeguard the organization’s assets, and that financial reporting is prepared in compliance with policies, regulatory requirements, and US GAAP.

Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Providing technical accounting and GAAP guidance to support all entities within the organization.

  • Supervising the completion of Federal and State tax reporting requirements.

  • Coordinating work related to internal and external audits in the periodic review of the organization’s financial records.

Essential Functions:

• Determines department policy by analyzing all pertinent issues and information; assessing the impact of proposed policy on the provision of services to clients; and determining the resources (human, fiscal and equipment) necessary to implement such policy in order to ensure the efficient and effective provision of services.

• Directs all activities of a hospitalaccounting department by determining policy, program priorities, and the use of resources in order to carry out the goals and objectives of the department, the priorities as determined by the service line Vice President, and goals and missions of the hospital.

• Directs the administration of department programs by evaluating the quality of services provided through review of reports and staff; explores solutions to problems and selects the best alternatives; authorizes the redistribution of available resources to meet changing program needs; resolves conflicts between reporting staff on areas of shared responsibility; establishes reporting relationships and administrative controls over program operations; and coordinates activities with other agencies or departments thereof in areas of mutual concern in order to ensure compliance with established policies, objectives, program priorities and applicable laws, rules and regulations.

• Establishes and maintains goals, objectives and plans for carrying out the functions of the department consistent with overall hospital goals.

• Performs related duties such as selecting and evaluating the performance of key reporting staff; preparing various reports, correspondence and position papers; conducting and/or attending meetings.

• Represents the department by participating in or coordinating committees and task forces; providing expert consultation to the service line Vice President and other members of the Hospital management team; and addressing professional organizations and citizen groups to advocate and explain department policy and the needs of client groups served.

• Reviews and/or prepares complex financial reports and analyses.

• Reviews, develops, and implements policies and procedures for the preparation, maintenance and control of hospital's budgetary, accounting and related fiscal activities to ensure compliance with current legislation and regulations; maintains liaison with State and Federal agencies regarding pending or recently enacted legislation or regulations.

Minimum Qualifications:Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: Master's degree in a work-related field/discipline from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Seven (7) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience.Preferred: Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and lead high performing teams.

  • Ability to work collaboratively across departmental functions.

  • Excellentcommunication and leadership skills.

  • Strong knowledge of US GAAP, internal controls and financial reporting.

  • Ability to communicate complex concepts in simple form to non-finance users so that they understand the appropriate use and limits of the information provided.

  • Ability to foster effective working relationships and build consensus.

  • Ability to manage, organize, prioritize, multi-task and adapt to changing priorities.

  • Ability to mediate and resolve complex problems and issues.

  • Ability to provide leadership and influence others.

  • Knowledge of computer systems and software used in functional areas.

  • Knowledge of local, state and federal regulatory requirements.

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of organization, administration, fiscal and personnel management.

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability. Women and men, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.